Sunday, 29 April 2012

Life is good...

Oh what a little green will do - definitely boosts the mood. The weather has been so weird  but the tulips and crocuses are up, the buds are on the trees and yes even the grass is starting to green.

We are so anticipating summer we have booked every weekend in May to go camping. I am super excited because I will finally be able to indulge in another passion of mine and that is carving welsh love spoons....which I only do when camping (not sure why). 

I am set to go - a beading project in hand, a carving project or two and my brand new camera...can't wait. 
My great friend Barbara has just launched her Etsy store  (
...very exciting and quite a surprise to me, congratulations are in order, beautiful earrings. I now have to get my butt in gear and get my Etsy store set up (that will be this week's project).
I have been busy beading. 'Teardrops'. I found this pattern in Seed Bead Fusion by Rachel Nelson-Smith and just knew I had to make it with my version of bead soup (a mix of seed beads, some left over glass teardrops, the odd crystal and various other glass beads.  A joy to wear. Love to all my beading friends.

Friday, 20 April 2012

yeah, it's Friday.....

It feels like it's been a long week, but Friday is finally here. I am so excited because my wonderful husband has surprised me with a new camera (a Canon 60D) and tomorrow we are going to the country for a photo adventure.  I have been busy beading and although there have been several projects in between I am done "Colorado".  I had purchased the keshi pearls and the large crystal focal sometime ago but couldn't decide how to use them. My ah ha moment came and I am really pleased with the outcome. My brain is overflowing with new project ideas and I can't wait to get started. Next.....more beads and more photos!


Sunday, 15 April 2012

Friday, 13 April 2012

Whimsical whimsy..

It has finally rained and I feel so much better, snow mold and dust reek havoc on me and I was really getting low....but now I feel so much better and needed something a little whimsical. So with a few fun buttons and seed is my little "Whimsy". Paired with a matching beaded bracelet and earrings, the set evokes nothing but a happy mood.

Thursday, 5 April 2012

...ode to the beautiful South West...

As I mentioned in an earlier blog, my husband and I traveled to Utah and the tip of Arizona this past fall. We fell in love with the south west and are eagerly planning our next trip. The red rocks, the sunrises and sunsets, were breathtaking. On a lark I searched on eBay for something I could use in my beading and I found this beauty. It so reminds me of the beautiful states we were lucky to travel to.  I absolutely fell in love with it and when it arrived began work on "Sonora Sunrise". Although simple in design I think it is absolutely stunning in its simplicity.